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THE WAR.

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THE WAR. LAST NIGHT'S CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS. PRETOFIA UNDEFENDED. Central News Agency, Durban, Wednesday, states refugees who have arrived here from the Transvaal declare that Pretoria is entirely unde- fended, the artillery having been sent to the frunt. President Steyn is removing his household effects from Bloemfontein to Pretoria. THE MANSION HOUSE FUND. The Mansion House Transvaal War Fund amounts to £634,500, of which sum £62,000 has been sent in the result cf the collections taken in the churches and chapels cf England and Wales in obedience to the Queen's mandate. WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED. To-night's London Gazette contains despatches from Lord Methuen describing the battles of Belmont, Graspan, and Modder River, and from General Buller describing the repulse of the Tugela River and also a longdespatch from General White. General Buller severely blames Colonel Long com- manding the Artillery for disobedience of explicit orders. General Buller believed that if he had had at his disposition at the critical moment tht Artillery he arranged for he would have been victorious. Captains Congreve and Reed and Corpl Nurse are recommended for the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the attempt to save one of the guns.

CAPTURE OF SPION KOP.

SPION KOP ABANDONED.

FEELING IN LONDON.

GENERAL FRENCH'S FORCE.

VOLUNTEERS FOR THE WAR.

NATAL CONGREGATIONALISTS AND…

WELSHPOOL AND THE YEOMANRY.

ABDICATION OF THE EMPEROR…

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THE TROUBLES OF JANE WOZENCRAFT.

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ARDDLEEN.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS.

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